So, Rumpelstiltskin steals the mysterious dagger with the “true” name of “the Dark One,” on it which was ZOSO.
When I first saw ZOSO, the first thing that came to my head was Led Zeppelin 4, which is also called “the Runes album,” or also “ZOSO” because of some mysterious Rune-ish symbols on it.
However, also on the album cover, there is also a robed man carrying a lantern, carrying a staff, as well. To me, he looks a bit like pre-Dark powered Rumpel (because once he got the dark power, he no longer needed the staff to walk). Just sayin’